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  • Whose Birthday Is It Anyway?

    Contributed by Michael Otterstatter on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,340 views

    Psalm 24 leads us to a correct understanding of whose birthday we celebrate on December 25.

    “Whose birthday is it, anyway?” A few Christmases ago the Board of Evangelism and I selected a mailer that showed both a picture of Jesus and a picture of Santa and asked the question in big bold print, “Whose birthday is it, anyway?” Underneath that caption it when on to declare, “We believe the ...read more

  • A King In The Gate

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,663 views

    David’s emergence from grief over Absalom was marked by his "sitting in the gate" -- a sign of healthy recovery in that he had begun to care for others more than for his own wounds, he had returned to the work of justice, he faced vulnerability, he resumed leadership, he could face his own grief.

    I This day the noise of battle, the next the victory’s won. Or so the king hoped. Much was at stake. His own future was uncertain; the nation’s stability was shaky; the confidence of those around him was low; and, most of all, his relationship with his son was in jeopardy. There had been a ...read more

  • We Need A Joseph's Heart Series

    Contributed by James May on Nov 27, 2011
    based on 94 ratings
     | 31,147 views

    A series for the Christmas Season, or anytime of the year. Why did God choose those who went to see Jesus and to know that He had come into the world? Each of the characters we will examine had a special heart after God and qualities that we all need to

    What Does It Take to See Jesus? Part 1 - We Need a Joseph’s Heart By Rev. James May Thanksgiving, with its family gatherings and feasting has now passed into history and we find ourselves filled with thankfulness for all of the blessings of God that he has bestowed upon us. Even ...read more

  • Zechariah's Christmas Chorus Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Dec 4, 2011
    based on 15 ratings
     | 13,479 views

    We can't help but sing when we see God's plan of salvation.

    Zechariah’s Christmas Chorus Rev. Brian Bill Luke 1:67-79 12/4/11 [Play a few notes and lyrics from popular Christmas Carols and have people guess the song] We’re kicking off a seasonal sermon series today by focusing on the very first Christmas carols. The tradition of ...read more

  • When God Became A Man

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 12, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,775 views

    John does not begin his Gospel as the other Gospel accounts do. John transports us to eternity past – before creation, before man – before the existence of time.

    When God Became A Man John 1:1-5, 10-14 John chapter one may not seem like a great Christmas text—but it is the truth behind the story of the angels and shepherds and the Wise Men and the ...read more

  • The Nativity: Light Over Darkness Series

    Contributed by John Phillip R. Pesebre on Dec 3, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,723 views

    The birth of Jesus of Nazareth is the good news that the promised Messiah has arrived.

    Introduction Our gospel writer Luke is a very educated man. He was not just an ordinary doctor, "At the top was the equivalent of a surgeon general of the empire. He was by law a noble, a dux (duke) or a vicarius (vicar) of the emperor. He held the title of comes archiatorum, “count of the ...read more

  • Christmas Comfort For The Discouraged

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 55 ratings
     | 2,848 views

    An advent sermon which rehearses God’s character, and how that can help us deal with our depression.

    Christmas Comfort for the Discouraged Isaiah 51.1-8 1Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. 2Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called ...read more

  • Why Is He So Special?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 1,646 views

    Part of the reason Jesus is not someone people can ignore or forget, is how He lived and what He did during His thirty-three years on earth

    A panel of historians recently voted Winston Churchill as the greatest person of the 20th Century. He was born.......does anyone know when? Even a guess? It was November 30, 1874. Does anyone have any idea where Sir Winston was born? Oxfordshire, England. How about the names of his father and ...read more

  • The Name Of The Promise Is Jesus

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Dec 7, 2000
    based on 106 ratings
     | 3,264 views

    Jesus is the Yes and Amen to all of God’s promises.

    The Name of the Promise Is Jesus TCF Sermon December 3, 2000 Isn’t it great to begin to hear some of the great Christmas music? When you were a child, did you misunderstand some of the words of carols? Then when you learned to read and saw the lyrics, you may have been surprised at ...read more

  • Where Peace Begins Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 2,707 views

    Peace begins in the heart, and is not imposed from outside, for discord also begins within; but in a committed relationship there is a matrix for genuine peace.

    It had been a long, tiring day. A day full of frustrations. Plans so carefully laid in the morning had been forcefully set aside by evening. Good intentions for a day of accomplishment had been ruthlessly destroyed by many intrusions. Now it was night, and cold, and lonely. No one around. No ...read more

  • Are You Among The Magi

    Contributed by Marvin Penner on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 101 ratings
     | 862 views

    An examination of the obsticals that the Magi overcame to worship Jesus used to help us overcome the same obsticales

    Are You among the Magi? Meeting Creek Christmas Banquet Dec. 1/00 Objective: To tear down the barriers to worshipping Jesus. Read Matthew 2: 1-12 Are you among the Magi? - this Christmas will you worship Jesus? - worship it is a simple attitude of willing service five obstacles ...read more

  • Christmas Is About Warfare

    Contributed by Clarence Talley on Dec 19, 2000
    based on 58 ratings
     | 1,369 views

    The Advent of Jesus Christ is the continuing saga between good and evil

    CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT WARFARE by Rev. Clarence Talley, Sr Youth Pastor and Professor of Art PVAMU Don’t be alarm but Christmas is also about warfare. Christmas is more than the fulfillment of the promised Messiah. It is also an escalation in the war between the forces of good and evil. No ...read more

  • Redemption For Christmas?

    Contributed by Shelly Griffin on Dec 19, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 2,181 views

    No one thinks of getting redemption for Christmas.

    Luke 21:25-28 Today is the second Sunday in Advent, which is the time when we celebrate and anticipate the arrival of someone very special. We’ve all experienced a mild form of anticipation lately. My husband and I anticipated our move up here. My former church anticipated having to tell me ...read more

  • Worship In Heart And Praise

    Contributed by Don Walker on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 121 ratings
     | 2,508 views

    We can join in worship of Emmanuel -- God With Us -- the One Who took on human flesh, was born of a woman, lived among people, died on the cross and was resurrected by the power of the Living God.

    Worship in Heart and Praise Revelation 4:1-11 Pastor Don Walker Twentieth Street Baptist Church, Huntington, WV www.GoToJesus.org Morning, December 24, 2000 Every Sunday we have a “Call to Worship.” In ancient times, a ram’s horn was used to call Israel to worship. We were called to ...read more

  • Jesus; Tree Of Peace

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 165 ratings
     | 2,889 views

    A teaching on Isaiah’s prophecy regarding the stump of Jesse -- how Jesus would be a Royal, Righteous and Radical Tree of Peace.

    Jesus; Tree of Peace Isaiah 11.1-6 December 24, 2000 1And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the ...read more